I'm a gym junkie! I recently started a regular workout routine in June of 2017 and had to take it seriously. I enjoy running 5k races and hope to one day run a full marathon.
Giovanna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I'm extremely passionate about music. I started modelling a couple of years ago when I did a photoshoot to begin a portfolio and fell in love with being in front of the camera!
Who is your inspiration in life Giovanna? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life would have to be my grandmothers. They are both no longer with me, both having lost their battles against two different types of cancers. Their strength throughout their illness is what inspires me never to give up and always to fight to achieve my goals.
We all make mistakes Giovanna; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I can be extremely indecisive. Indecisiveness is an obstacle in itself when it comes to deciding on what design to wear for a shoot, or which photos need to be edited and which don't. It could also become an inconvenience to the photographer, designer, etc.
Giovanna, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I make it a priority to keep a tight schedule. Being overbooked and unorganised is both a waste of time and money.
Please tell us, Giovanna, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I have to be very strategic at all times since I work full time. My modelling schedule is based on my work schedule week to week. Thankfully my schedule doesn't fluctuate much, which makes it easy to plan bookings.
Giovanna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I work in hospitality and being persuasive comes with the job. Every day I have to deal with an upset/irate customer who sometimes needs a listening ear before being directed to a course of corrective action.
Giovanna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest professional moment would have to be the most recent shoot I did. It was my first shoot since having been on a regular workout routine and has brought forth some exciting opportunities.
Giovanna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I'm currently working on a Halloween themed shoot. I can't give away too many details, but I have the freedom to come up with my concept as well as directing the hair and makeup for this particular shoot.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My advice would be don't let the "no's" stop you from staying consistent. You have to work hard and as much as you can.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! I'm open to all collab ideas!
Photographer: Winfrey @winfreyopticzPhotographer: Mariah Conley @_photofiend